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Midterm Election Jitters, Conservatism, and Clinton’s Advantage

By |October 20th, 2014|

And Republicans might benefit from the Ebola panic for another, more existential reason: A growing body of literature in psychology suggests that feelings of fear make people’s political outlook more conservative. [The New Republic]

WHATEVER political party comes out ahead two weeks from this Wednesday, no one should declare victory, though the set up looking […]

Africa’s Nightmare is Ebola, America’s is Sen. Ted Cruz

By |October 20th, 2014|

“Of course we should have a surgeon general in place,” [Senator Ted] Cruz responded. “And we don’t have one because President Obama, instead of nominating a health professional, he nominated someone who is an anti-gun activist.” [TPM]

AFRICA remains in dire peril over the deadly Ebola virus, which was made very clear on Meet the […]

Iowans, Wall Street and Hillary Clinton

By |October 15th, 2014|

Clinton is the top candidate for 53 percent of likely Democratic caucusgoers. That’s roughly five times bigger than Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who follows with 10 percent support as a first pick. Vice President Joe Biden is the top choice for 9 percent of likely caucusgoers, while 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry draws 7 […]

NIH: Budget Cuts Hindered Ebola Vaccine, Right Blames “Fat Lesbians” [Video]

By |October 13th, 2014|

“NIH has been working on Ebola vaccines since 2001. It’s not like we suddenly woke up and thought, ‘Oh my gosh, we should have something ready here,'” Collins told The Huffington Post on Friday. “Frankly, if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccine […]

Barbra Streisand Makes Midterm Pitch as Tough Women Battle the Boys

By |October 13th, 2014|

American women, the country needs to hear from you! Do you know how powerful your one voice can be? How powerful your one vote can be? – Barbra Streisand

IT’S A very tough ad from Democratic candidate Wendy Davis that is telling the truth and it’s getting a lot of attention in Texas, as Greg […]

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Phyllis Schlafly Channels Missouri Racism that I Know So Well

By |October 10th, 2014|

“Obama doesn’t want America to believe that we’re exceptional,” Schlafly said. “He wants us to be just like everybody else, and if Africa is suffering from Ebola, we ought to join the group and be suffering from it, too. That’s his attitude.” [World Net Daily]

IT’S SICKENING to once again be revisiting the horrendous […]

Bill Clinton Calls Republican 2014 Campaign “A Pretty Good Scam”

By |October 8th, 2014|

WHILE EVERYONE is predicting the demise of Democrats in November, President Bill Clinton hits Arkansas for Senator Mark Pryor, one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the country. Talking to young people about voting their dreams has become his new passion. Funny thing about Bill Clinton, he’s not worried about catching negative press if […]

If It’s “Meet the Press”… It’s Jon Stewart?

By |October 8th, 2014|

WELL, AT least we’re learning that NBC’s honchos knew that style was also at issue in their flailing ratings challenge, because Jon Stewart would have brought something to Sunday that no one else does. One big part of it is his irreverent indifference to the establishment political power structure that every single Sunday […]

What 2014 Failure Means to Republicans: Mitt Romney and the Jeb Bush Dart Board

By |October 6th, 2014|

There are currently two factions in American presidential politics: Those who are absolutely sure Jeb Bush will run for president in 2016 and those who are absolutely sure he won’t. – Mark Halperin

IF YOU DIDN’T understand it before, the debut of Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s Bloomberg politics project reveals what’s really on the […]

Carly Fiorina for 2016 Beats Mitt Romney by a Mile

By |September 26th, 2014|

She’s been to New Hampshire three times and South Carolina once. She’s heading to Iowa this weekend, and then North Carolina and Michigan after that. Clearly, Carly Fiorina is thinking about 2016. But is anybody thinking about Carly Fiorina? [National Journal]

BACK DURING Senator John McCain’s presidential run I interviewed Carly Fiorina, who was […]